- For Coaches
We're here to lead, strengthen and grow the game alongside you as the America's football governing body through education, events and the U.S. National Team pathway. As a non-profit, USA Football delivers premier developmental and competitive programs for tackle and flag football.
USA Football is the only organization that selects and leads the U.S. National Teams as the sole U.S. member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF), and a recognized sports organization of the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
Membership helps you take your game to the next level and impact the game. With membership, you’ll find exclusive resources and access to help you elevate your performance.
Make a positive impact on your athletes and save yourself time by enrolling your program with USA Football. Your program will get resources to simplify operations, empower your coaches, grow your organization and access grant opportunities.
Athletes and families deserve the best and expectations couldn't be any higher. With than 1.1 million coach certifications delivered since 2012, coaches are raising the game. Step up to the standard and get certified today!
Athletes can be evaluated at Talent ID Camps, Hosted & Sanctioned Tournaments and digital combines to start your path towards competing on a 2025 U.S. National Team, 2024 Select Team and eventually in the Summer 2028 Olympics.
Are you and your squad the ones to beat? The Road to The One Flag Championship is set with Sanctioned and Qualifier Tournaments, giving your team a chance to earn an invite to the championship and giving you a chance to be scouted for the red, white and blue.
Show off your skills, refine your techniques and help us identify and develop the best flag football players at USA Football’s 1-day Talent ID Camps. Talent ID Camps are part of USA Football's new National Team Development Program and its' Select Teams!
As the governing body of football in the U.S. and the sole organization responsible for selecting and organizing the U.S. National Team, we’re excited about this game changing opportunity for the sport.
2025 U.S. National Team scouting schedules are coming soon, so make sure to follow us on social for the latest on dates and locations.
12/13/23 - In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck talked about how American football has grown – nationally and internationally – and what lies ahead before 2028.
11/21/23 - USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck joins NBC Sports' Peter King Podcast to discuss the story behind flag football's inclusion in the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
11/04/23 - In July 2023, USA Football formed a multi-year partnership with Defibtech and One Beat Medical to provide youth football leagues with AEDs and sudden cardiac arrest education.
04/17/22 - USA Football's Coach Certification Program, which has certified more than 1 million coaches, is the only certification for youth football coaches accredited by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE).
The Football Development Model is designed to help coaches teach athletes based on their age, the skill they are learning and game type. Our approach assists with the development of young athletes and allows them to learn the game and related skills in a progression that best suits them.
This path offers young athletes more opportunities to play the game and choose the type of football that they want to play.